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    • The Political Economy of Bilateral Foreign Aid 

      Werker, Eric David (2012-09-17)
      Despite its developmental justification, aid is deeply political. This paper examines the political economy of aid allocation first from the perspective of the donor country, and then the political economy of aid receipt ...
    • South Sudan: The Birth of an Economy 

      Werker, Eric David; Wyett, Kelly Jane; Ding, Shannon Shuang (2013-05-31)
      We discuss the birth of a new economy in a society that has only recently emerged from a 22-year-long civil war. The pace of growth so far has been fast but uneven. We find that aid and oil money are flowing rapidly into ...
    • Unobserved State Fragility and the Political Transfer Problem 

      Ahmed, Faisal Z.; Werker, Eric David (2012-08-07)
      Autocrats experiencing a windfall in unearned income may find it optimal to donate to other countries some of the windfall in order to make the state a less attractive prize to potential insurgents. We put forward a model ...
    • Who Runs the International System? Power and the Staffing of the United Nations Secretariat 

      Novosad, Paul; Werker, Eric David (2014-11-07)
      National governments frequently pull strings to get their citizens appointed to senior positions in international institutions. We examine, over a 60 year period, the nationalities of the most senior positions in the United ...